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The futuristic tool making life easier for race teams

Systems engineering is an unseen and little-understood element of car performance, but Bosch Motorsport's RaceConnect is the latest example of what can be achieved

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The wine-growing village of Abstatt in Baden-Wurttemberg, 40km north of Stuttgart, isn't the most obvious place for innovations that could transform working practices of motorsport engineers across the world. But the headquarters of Bosch Engineering GmbH - a wholly owned subsidiary of Robert Bosch GmbH - houses a dedicated motorsport division boasting 118 years of pedigree, and first sent official representatives to events in a supporting capacity in 1911.

As a full systems provider - from spark plugs to brake and engine control units, in-car displays, sensors, as well as software and data management solutions - Bosch isn't exclusively at the tangible end of car improvement. But with its company ethos of 'Invented for Life', it does aim to make life easier for those working in motorsport - whether that's through using radar technology to help GT drivers at Le Mans know when a faster prototype car is closing up behind them and avoid a potentially sizeable accident, or simply enabling engineers to analyse data more effectively.

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